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Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

The headquarters of the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) is a Texas state agency that is part of Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The agency works with Texans with disabilities and children with developmental delays to improve the quality of their lives and to enable their full participation in society.

The agency is headquartered at 4800 North Lamar Boulevard in Austin.[1]

Sub-agencies:

  • Division for Rehabilitation Services (DRS) provides programs to help people with disabilities prepare for, find, and maintain employment.
  • Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) works in partnership with people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing to eliminate societal and communication barriers.
  • Division for Blind Services (DBS) assists blind or visually impaired individuals and their families.
  • Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Services, a statewide program for families with children ages three or younger with disabilities and developmental delays.
  • Division for Disability Determination Services (DDS), funded entirely through the Social Security Administration (SSA), makes disability determinations for Texans with severe disabilities who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance and/or Supplemental Security Income.

References

  1. ^ "How to Contact the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services." Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. Accessed October 19, 2008.

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Web site

External links

  • DARS Homepage
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